The Big Bad Wolf Cocktail

The Big Bad Wolf Cocktail

Of all the drink inspiration I thought I’d run across in Mr. Boston’s 1935 cocktail book, Disney was not one of them. The Big Bad Wolf Cocktail brought to mind the Brother’s Grimm classic Little Red Riding Hood. For the life of me, I couldn’t...
Chinese Labor and Jamaican Rum

Chinese Labor and Jamaican Rum

At first I assumed that tonight’s Mr. Boston’s recipe was in line with The Cherry Blossom Cocktail, a result of fashion at the time. After some digging it appears that there may be more to the story. The first Chinese citizens arrive in Jamaica in 1854....
The Cider Cup No.1 from 1935

The Cider Cup No.1 from 1935

It appears that the Cider Cocktail received an overhaul during Prohibition. Once a simple recipe of sugar, bitters, lemon peel and Apple Cider; it appears that Harry MacElhone “spiced” things up around 1923. Leo Cotton continues in this vain with his Cider...
The Claret Cup

The Claret Cup

Last night left me so tired that I was unable to keep my eyes open long enough to share the Claret Cup with all of you. In fact, I was too tired to drink at all and found myself tucked into bed around 10 PM. That is highly unusual in our house 🙂 Ryan, Harvey and...
Claret Punch

Claret Punch

Trying to clean with an un-potty trained, teething puppy makes the process take 10 times longer. Attempting to write while teething puppy nips at you is nearly impossible! Harvey is lucky we love him so much 🙂 He is currently a category 3 hurricane. With all the...